Generally, in this time everywhere we used modular furniture, because of these types of furniture is much more comfortable.
Use in: Office, Home, Garden, Guest Room, Living Room, etc.
Garden furniture is essential when you want to make the most of your outdoor spaces. It isn’t wise to try and use indoor furniture because the materials used for the outdoors tend to be weather and rust proof. A couple of things to consider before purchasing the essentials: how much space do you have and how much of it do you want filling? Do you have a place to store certain items that may not be required year-round? If not, think about getting covers or foldable furniture. Here is Discern list of must-have outdoor furniture.
Whether you’re living alone or as a part of a large family, you can never have too many lounge chairs. They’re great for stretching out on and soaking in the sun. Make sure they’re made of metal as those last longer; foldable ones are a plus, as they can be stored away easily on rainy days.
A Rattan Set
Rattan furniture is ideal for the outdoors! It’s surprisingly easy to clean and though the frames tend to come in darker colors, you can play around with the look by adding cushions in bright and funky prints. To coordinate your outdoor seating, invest in a 4-seater set that you can then add to if required, with single seats, stools, and loungers for bigger gatherings.
A large, good quality umbrella is essential on very sunny days or when there is a light drizzle since the protective covering won’t restrict you to the indoors. Enjoy the smell of wet grass from under a wide, tiltable umbrella like this one from Snapdeal.com. You can easily order it online and choose a color that suits the rest of your garden/outdoor décor.
A swing bench is just so much fun – which is why it’s on our list of essentials! Add a small side table for convenience, and some comfortable cushions. The advantage of getting a swing on a stand is that you can move it around; a covered one like this one from http://Fabfurnish.com can also make the bright sun pleasantly bearable.
For any kind of food or beverage, a trolley is a handy purchase. Get one in durable plastic or lucite as those options are both lightweight and waterproof. Most garden trolleys have two large wheels, making them easier to move from the kitchen to the outdoors, and also keeping them sturdy. Assemble a portable bar and snack table on yours and you may never go indoors again!
With garden lights, you are no longer restricted to using your garden only in the daytime. A simply designed garden light like the one below runs on LED and comes in small sets so you can buy as many as you want. Install this lamp easily by digging it into the ground and securing firmly.
TIPS FOR BALCONIES:
For those who have balconies instead of gardens, there are several things you can do to make them more user-friendly and beautiful;
Both hanging and floor plants of various shapes and sizes are a great way to add some greenery. Just keep in mind that they should be placed towards the sides of the balcony (to maximize space) and tend to look better in clusters of two or more.
Outdoor lamps and fairy lights can create a wonderful and serene ambiance in the evenings. Place them under or behind a larger plant to highlight its greenery. In case you don’t have an electrical connection outside, thick-stemmed candles placed in simple, contemporary lanterns are a great replacement. A good option is seen below, available at Indiamart.com.
Floor Cushions & Small Rugs
Not only do floor cushions and rugs provide extra seating along with your off-the-floor-furniture, but they’re also easy to create cozy nooks with. Place a couple of large cushions on top of a small rug in a corner, perhaps by a larger/leafy plant, to give yourself some privacy as well as shade on sunny days.
What are your tips for outdoor seating solutions? We would love to hear from you! Let us know in the comments section, below!
Aditi Uppal is a freelance writer based in New Delhi who enjoys writing about all things design related; interiors, fashion, art, and technology. She believes that true self-expression is without morals, cannonballs are better than swan dives, haircuts should always be bad and Sundays are for hangovers. Oh! and regret is not a feeling.